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Full of spectacular artworks and treasures from antiquity, the Louvre is one of the world’s greatest museums. But the sheer size and richness of the collection can be daunting.
With this helpful audio-guide (in nine languages) you can make the most of your visit. A map with a choice of itineraries will help you find the artworks that interest you most.
Step back into antiquity and view treasures like the Seated Scribe or the Venus de Milo. Marvel at the explosion of creativity in the Renaissance with Michelangelo’s Slaves and of course Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. See 19th French masterpieces like Ingres’ La Grande Odalisque and Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa.
Save your time for the artworks! This is a premium service with skip-the-line access, which lets you enter without waiting in long queues. As such the price you pay includes a reservation fee for this.
Note: This tour does not operate on the first Sunday of every month.
1 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Tuesday.
1 Nov - 31 Mar: Daily except Tuesday & first Sunday of every month.
3 hours 30 minutesStart time
1 Apr - 31 Oct:
Monday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 10am, 11am, 12:15pm & 2pm
Wednesday & Friday: 10am, 11am, 12:15pm, 2pm & 5pm
1 Nov - 31 Mar: 10am, 12:15pm & 2pm
The start point for the tour is PARISCityVISION Agency, 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris.
The closest metro station is Tuileries (line n°01), Pyramides (line n°14) or Palais Royal (line n°7).
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 30 minutes early.
Your tour will come to an end either at the PARISCityVISION Agency or at the Louvre Museum.
The Visit to Louvre Museum With Audio Guide gives you admission to the world’s most visited museum. To collect your ticket and audio guide you should make your way to 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris. You will also be given a helpful map giving various itineraries around the Louvre.
The Louvre hosts over 35,000 pieces of artwork spanning over 60,000 square meters of exhibition space. It has been estimated it would take nine months just to go round and look quickly at every work. But with the itineraries given on your route map you can focus on the major works such as: the Venus de Milo, the Coronation of Napoleon I and Leonardo de Vinci's Mona Lisa, while the audio-guide (available in nine languages) provides valuable background information.
All audio guides must be returned to 2 rue des Pyramides at the end of the tour.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
You need to provide the full name of every individual at the time of booking. To eliminate the risk of fraud, each of you entering the museum need to present the ID card as proof of identity. Failing to provide any supporting document as your identity proof, you will be denied access to the museum.
Once you have collected your tickets and audio guide the fastest access will be from the entrance which is down stairs (basement), in the inverted Pyramid hall (note if you join any other queue you will be waiting with people who need to buy tickets and therefore the wait time could be very long).
Due to renovations, Mona Lisa will be shifted to Galerie Médicis (room 801) on level 2 of the Richelieu wing from 17 July till mid-October 19.
Audio guide with recorded commentary for the Louvre Museum: a deposit of 32 euros per audioguide will be required at the agency upon the departure. You will need to return the audioguide at the agency at the end of the tour, the deposit will then be given back to you.
Children below 18 years are free to enter the Museum, the charge levied is for the audio guide.
The Louvre Museum closes at 10pm on Wednesday and Friday and at 6pm on other open days.
Compulsory cloakroom at the Louvre museum for large bags, buggies and umbrellas.
This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility (tour on foot).
Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
...Charlotte Coombes, United Kingdom
Loved it!...jennifer p villegas, United States
One problem was arriving without cash for deposit for audio guides. Used debit card instead and same sum was deposited and reimbursed - but lost £4.77 on bank charges and...Margaret Hawkins, United Kingdom
We had a tough time finding our way in to the museum. Stood in the queue for tickets for quite some time due to ignorance. Some written guidelines with a map should be provided in the beginning itself at the office in this regard. Audio device was also of not much use.
The audio guide leaflet could be better and more detailed.